Program Overview

The Transfer Studies Certificate of Achievement at Lansing Community College is designed for students that are interested in transferring to a four-year educational institution to obtain a bachelor’s degree. Courses within the program are provided online and have flexible schedules; however, the curriculum is not self-paced and there will be strict due dates for assignments like projects, quizzes, and discussion posts. Some classes may require students to attend campus to take exams or give presentations. 

There are a variety of resources for students to use to become more comfortable with the online learning environment. Lansing Community College provides access to a live phone service offering technical support, online tutoring and an online library that can be used 24/7. There is also an online academic advisor available to answer any questions regarding program information and course enrollment.

Upon completion of the program, students will fulfill the MACRAO Transfer Agreement requirements. The MACRAO Transfer Agreement is held between Lansing Community College and various other two-year and four-year educational institutions within the state of Michigan. Generally, students will be able to transfer up to 30 credit hours and fulfill the General Education requirements within the transfer program.

Students will need to complete a minimum of 30 credits in order to receive the certificate.  The 30-credit requirement can be fulfilled by completing courses within the four “Choices” sections. The fours Choices are Choice I: Written Communication, Choice 2: Science and Mathematics, Choice 3: Social Science, and Choice 4: Humanities. Students must earn at least a 2.0 (4.0 scale) in all courses in order to receive the certificate.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


    • Prospective students that are 18 years or older are able to attend by submitting an application.
    • High school students that are between 14-18 years old may apply under the High School Dual Enrollment Program.
    • Home school students that are between 14-18 years old may apply under the Home School Program.

    School Overview

    Lansing Community College is a two-year public school located in Lansing, Michigan. LCC was founded in 1957 by Phillip Gannon. Lansing is the third largest community college in Michigan based on enrollment size and holds classes at off-campus learning centers throughout the Lansing region and in Howell and St. Johns.

    Lansing Community College offers certificates of completion and associate’s degrees. Classes are offered in traditional and off-campus formats and are held during the day, evening, and weekends for optimum convenience. Off-campus learning includes: online courses, telelearning, The University Center, and off-campus learning locations.


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